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Legal Corner: Loss prevention is worth a pound of proaction

Loss prevention is a monumental issue in the retail industry. It is one that can decrease the amount of revenue a retailer ultimately brings to the bottom line. Additionally, it can cause headaches of many... more »

What is your AIQ?

Artificial intelligence, also known as AI, seems like it was dropped on us like an explosion without warning. It literally is being discussed in its possible applications in every facet of our lives and in... more »
Legal Corner Winter 2023

How the Copyright Claims Board can help retailers in disputes

It is no secret that the creation of original, innovative designs and products is at the heart of the gift industry. Maybe that is why there are so many knock-offs and copycats. There has always... more »

What Do Copyright Laws Protect?

The world of intellectual property is vast. Most people have heard of trademarks, copyrights, and patents, but the details are kind of fuzzy. And many folks lump all of those protections together. So, let’s clarify... more »
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Working Overtime

During busy seasons and in recent times where there have been employment shortages, navigating how to handle overtime has been an issue that many business owners are having to tackle with a fair amount of... more »

Decency

FIRST AMENDMENT The First Amendment is a cornerstone of American law and jurisprudence. It is most certainly one of the laws that distinguishes our country from others. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of expression, among... more »
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Rights of Publicity

It has been a trend for years; however, it seems when something of historical significance happens, there is an uptick in products created with public figures’ likenesses. Rights of publicity are an intellectual property right... more »

Safe Work Environments in a Pandemic World

For the foreseeable future we have a new norm in the industry — it is called living safely in a pandemic world. There are specific guidelines that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued to... more »
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Mask Up

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the gift and retail industry has been thrust into a sort of twilight zone of operation. The ever-delicate balance of wanting to be open to customers and wanting to protect... more »
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6 Tips to Get Your Social Media in Tip Top Legal Shape

Social media is not an option if you own a business in this modern day and age. It has become a way in which we connect with our customer and potential customers both for advertising... more »

Social Connections


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